“October 1st, 2017 is a night that will forever define the relationship he and I have.  No one in this field imagines waking up in the middle of the night to hear that their city is under attack.  No father imagines a call coming  from their child.  My dad clearly remembers the words, “Daddy, they’re shooting at me,” coming from my mouth under the fear in my voice and tears in my eyes.  As he rushed into that scene, he was not only a courageous leader but a father fearing the loss of his child”